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post #51 of 177 Old 09-05-10, 06:37 PM
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

Quite afew good ones mentioned.

Ones that I have always been partial too!

Daredevil Fine use of surround that adds to the story
Pan's Labyrinth
Extended LotR DTS is a revelation.
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post #52 of 177 Old 09-29-10, 01:58 PM
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

Here are some of my go to movies for a/v demos (in no particular order):

Terminator 4 (gas station scene)
Jurrassic Park III (dino duel scene)
Transformers 2 (first 'fight' and last 'fight')
Star Trek (2009) (just about any action sequence)
Flight of the Phoenix (the crash)
Toy Story 1 & 2 (the first scene in the 2nd movie)
Iron Man (cave scene)
The Incredible Hulk (2008) (any action sequence)
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King Kong (2005)
The Hurtlocker

On the music side just about any Eric Clapton or Eagles concert DVD and the Blue Man group has a two disc set which has some great DTS recordings on the 2nd disc.
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post #53 of 177 Old 11-10-10, 12:25 PM
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

guys how did u miss these movies:

Speed,
The Italian Job,
Stealth,
Torque,
MI-III,
The Hulk,
Behind the enemy lines,
The kingdom,
(ofcourse as previously mentioned War of worlds, Independence day, Bourne Ultimatum, Avatar, Iron Man).
And pls let me know if i missed some other movie with some great surround and bass effects..iam searching for it for long... seems like i exhausted all my options and keeps repeating the above said movies often...
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

A lot of these have been mentioned, but if I'm looking to show off both audio and video, these are the blu-rays I pop in:

Master and Commander: first encounter with the phantom ship
Quantum of Solace: opening car chase scene
Incredible Hulk: when they pop the smoke canisters in the glass breezeway
Iron Man 2: the killbox scene towards the end
Avatar: pretty much anything
9: any sequence where they fight one of the machines
Kung Fu Panda: one of my favs for animated audio. surround sound is amazing.

Old favorites:
Any of the Pirates of the Carribbean but especially TCOTBP
Black Hawk Down
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A lot of these have been mentioned, but if I'm looking to show off both audio and video, these are the blu-rays I pop in:

Master and Commander: first encounter with the phantom ship
Quantum of Solace: opening car chase scene
Incredible Hulk: when they pop the smoke canisters in the glass breezeway
Iron Man 2: the killbox scene towards the end
Avatar: pretty much anything
9: any sequence where they fight one of the machines
Kung Fu Panda: one of my favs for animated audio. surround sound is amazing.

Old favorites:
Any of the Pirates of the Carribbean but especially TCOTBP
Black Hawk Down

I agree with this one, but not just because of the awesome bass in that portion of the movie. But the overall surround sound mix for everything (wind, waves, sails, people around on deck, etc) is fantastic in this movie. They did a really good job of enveloping the viewer in a realistic way.

Yes the bass is amazing, but don't discredit the rest of the movie.
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I agree with this one, but not just because of the awesome bass in that portion of the movie. But the overall surround sound mix for everything (wind, waves, sails, people around on deck, etc) is fantastic in this movie. They did a really good job of enveloping the viewer in a realistic way.

Yes the bass is amazing, but don't discredit the rest of the movie.
totally. actually, it's not even the bass that comes to mind during this scene of the movie, imho. right after the initial attack, it sounds like my house is a ship, the ceiling is made of plank wood, and there are dozens of people running around in wooden shoes upstairs! seriously, M&C is a reference quality surround mix....
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After the movies are over I usually don't remember specific scenes with details.
But the wife and I watched the newer Robin Hood several days ago and I can still remember that last arrow shot of the movie. I don't want to say too much and spoil the scene for anyone who hasn't seen/heard it yet.
Even though my surround speakers are 10' up in the ceiling, I swear that arrow was shot just inches over my right shoulder ending up on the left side of the screen. My wife thought she was hit by the arrow and jumped a foot in the air and over the past 10yrs has given due credit to my sound system only a few times and this was one of them.
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Master and Commander: first encounter with the phantom ship
I just bought Master and Commander and I have to admit I'm really impressed. I watched it on DVD when it was first released when my theater was not built and I had a meager set up. Now my theater becomes a ship when I pop Master and Commander in. I can totally see why it won an Academy Award for sound editing. It most likely would have also won best sound effect mixing if it weren't up against Lord of The Rings.
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

Black Hawk Down is one that i think needs to be in there, its still only in LPCM 5.1 as far as i know but still sounds awesome.

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I'm surprised that Sherlock Holmes hasn't been mentioned for good surround sound..unless I missed it..
I would rate it second to Master and Commander for surround effects, with plenty of realistic dynamics in the surround sound..

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